Exit Visa details
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 25, 2012 11:07 AM Last Post By: cyrrus69
Nov 19, 2012 2:07 PM
Exit Visa detailsHi all,
I didn't see my specific questions answered in the previous discussions....if I missed it please forgive me, not blast me...
1) I seem to recall seeing something with the new law about people needing to renew their visas if they were issued anytime except very recently......does this mean the entire country of passport holders will be renewing now or after January 14th? I can't find the source of this information so maybe it's business as usual for passports?
2) My BF was just issued a Canadian PR (YAY!!!!) and now somebody told us we still need a Cert de Invitacion because it's the first time leaving the country. When I contacted the consulate here, they confirmed that!!! BUT....the form he sent also states "En caso de tener residencia permanente o ciudadanía canadiense no necesita Carta de Invitación"....WTF?! Es Cuba no? He's asking in his local Office de immigracion but I'm anxious to know if anyone else has any knowledge of this?
Nov 19, 2012 3:04 PM
1NOT re-newing visa but a current passport needs to be re-certified(at no cost) if to be used after January for travel overseas.
If your friend is leaving Cuba BEFORE January commencement date of new laws then he presumedly needs a LofI because he will still be leaving on a PVE (which cease after that date).
After that date he willl be able to leave without a PVE or LoI provided his passport has been updated.
Nov 19, 2012 5:07 PM
Nov 19, 2012 5:35 PM
3No B. as the OP refers to the Cuban as "BF". PRE comes with marraige not the status of the forieign visa. If married and leaving before January then still needs PRE and doesn't need a PVE/LoI. If leaving after January needs neither but requires passport update and can stay out of Cuba for up to 23 months. If longer still needs a PRE?
Nov 19, 2012 6:31 PM
4Chcali – paragraph 2 you wrote that your novio has his Canadian Permanent Resident Card from Ottawa. I was under the impression he had to land in Canada before obtaining his PR card or maybe they changed the rules. If he alright has PR status than he doesn’t need a letter of invitation or any other papers and after he fulfill his residency obligations he can apply for his Canadian Passport and he is free to travel the world on your money or sponsor his family to Canada.
Nov 19, 2012 7:24 PM
Nov 20, 2012 5:57 AM
6I think what the novio has to do in Cuba is a walk in the park compared to what chcali had to jump through to get him approved to visit Canada as her novio because less than 1% of the applications are approved compared with marrying him in Cuba and sponsoring him to Canada as her husband which is the usual route. Our church sponsored a family to Canada some time ago and I remembered they first got their Landed Immigrant Papers and later their PR cards after arriving in Canada. Anyway good luck and a good life to Chcali and her partner.
Nov 25, 2012 11:07 AM
7From what I know...For Cuba purposes your husband isnt considered to Have residency abroad until he actually leaves. So the first time Cuba purposes he is leaving on a Short term trip. Once he arrives in Canada and actually recieves his Permanent resident card I think that changes.
Im not sure hows thats going to work once the new cuban exit laws come into effect. I believe your Husband has up to 6 months from the date it was issued to use his visa, so if you want to avoid the whole invitaton letter you might wait til january and see what happens then.
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